Employment & HR
Our Employment law & HR team take pride in delivering employment law and HR services that are tailored to your needs. We are dedicated to listening and learning about your business to understand the challenges you face, your ambitions, and how to retain, your key asset, your people.
We are one the largest employment and HR teams in the South East, working alongside businesses with 60,000 employees across Kent and the South East. We enjoy consistently good feedback and take pride in the personal service we offer to clients.
We are recognised in the leading legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers UK. Our clients range from large multi- nationals, SME’s to small family run businesses. We have particular experience of working with businesses in the automotive, manufacturing, logistics and construction industries and extensive experience of working with unionised and non-unionised environments.
We also have extensive specialist knowledge in both the private and public healthcare sectors including the NHS and in the public and private education sector including further and higher education institutions, academies, local authority and private schools.
We provide practical and responsive commercial advice on all aspects of employment law and HR including:
- redundancies, reorganisations and restructuring;
- Transfer of Undertakings (“TUPE”);
- contracts of employment and policies and procedures;
- restrictive covenants, competition and confidentiality;
- industrial relations and industrial action;
- employment tribunals and contract claims;
- discipline, dismissals and grievances;
- discrimination and equal opportunities;
- employee exits and settlement agreements;
- employment law training; and
- insurance back services - Brachers Protect.
We will always advise you on your options to enable you to make informed choices. We appreciate that business is about taking managed risk and we will not sit on the fence but will make recommendations.
We also provide practical HR support through our separate HR entity, Kent HR and offer client portals containing useful templates and fact sheets.
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An Introduction to GDPR
Join the first FSB Lunch and Learn networking series at the stunning Regus Panorama in Ashford. Read more12/12/17
‘Brachers Bitesize’ free webinar: What to expect in 2018
A whistle-stop tour of what to expect in 2018 from an employment law and HR perspective. Read more07/11/17
Kent B2B Medway
Brachers will be holding a session to discuss the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into effect in May next year which will make substantial changes to the way businesses must handle personal data. Read more07/11/17
‘Brachers Bitesize’ free webinar: Perils of the Christmas party
Ahead of the festive season a reminder of the legal perils posed by the festive season and how to pre-empt them. Read more01/11/17
GDPR: Future-proof your business and ensure data protection compliance
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018 and will make substantial changes to the way in which personal data is handled. Read more10/10/17
CIPD - Wellbeing and Mental Health
A session covering wider wellbeing issues and how to support a healthy workplace with effective strategies. Read more
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What can employers do to better support employees with mental health at work?
On 26 October 2017, an independent review, “Thriving at Work”, was published by Stevenson and Farmer Read more20/10/17
Keeping on top of staff sickness absences
As the winter season approaches, the level of staff absences often increases with colds and flu as generally the most commonly cited illness at work. Read more09/10/17
Uber drivers’ and employment rights
Antonio Fletcher, Senior Associate in Brachers’ Employment law team appeared as a guest on KMTV’s business show, Chris & Co on Wednesday 27 September. Read more09/10/17
GDPR - do you know what’s coming?
The biggest change to data protection and how businesses process personal data in 20 years is set to take place when the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. Compliance with GDPR is not optional and so businesses, charities and public bodies are in a race against the clock to get ready for the changes. But are they ready for GDPR? Read more09/10/17
Frequently asked questions on GDPR
What are my individual rights under GDPR? The GDPR provides you as an individual with a right to have easier access to data, a right to have greater information about your data and how it is processed, a right to restrict processing of data, a right to object to data use, a right to data portability between different services, a right to know when your personal data is hacked, a right to be forgotten and erased if you no longer want your data to be processed. Read more26/09/17
GDPR – is your business ready?
With just over 7 months to go before the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) comes into force, what steps has your business taken in preparation for the new law which comes into force on 25 May 2018? Read more
“Not only do Brachers provide sound Employment Law advice in a timely and effective way ensuring the options are clear and understandable, they are friendly and approachable on any subject.”